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Govt to compensate flood victims: Zaeem LAHORE: A spokesman of Punjab government Zaeem Hussain Qadri MPA has said that it is the priority of the government to evacuate stranded people and shift them to safer places."A package of Rs 1.5 billion has already been announced for the rehabilitation of affected families displaced owing to recent floods," he added.In a brief conversation with media in his office, he said, 90 per cent of the flood-hit people had been shifted from flooded areas to safer places where they were being provided relief goods.For the rehabilitation of flood victims, he said, the government had set up 500 relief camps. He said, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was personally monitoring the relief works for flood victims.He said, damages caused by floods were being assessed and the government would compensate all the victims.He said, payment of Rs 20,000 to each flood-hit family would be made before Eidul Azha.Copyright APP (Associated Press of ...

Govt taking steps to eradicate polio virus by 2016: Saira Tarar ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar has said that sincere efforts are being made to eradicate polio virus from the country by year 2016.As a result of steps being taken by the government, situation is getting better day by day as only 26 cases of polio have been reported so far in this year," she said while talking to a private news channel.She said the government has ...
SC stays execution of four death-row convicts ISLAMABAD: A two member bench of the Supreme Court has stayed execution of four convicts on the charges of murder awarded by Anti-Terrorists Courts of Sargodha and Lahore who were scheduled to be hanged in Mianwali jail and Kot Lakhpat jail Lahore on August 5.The bench comprising Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and Justice Dost Muhammad on Monday heard review petitions of the convicts Kareem Nawaz Khan, Attiq-ur-Rehman, Azhar Basheer, Shabbir Bashir and stayed their execution.According ...
Pak Army, police writing new history of courage: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said officers and jawans of the Pak Army, Counter Terrorism Force and Punjab Police are writing a new history of courage and valor and the nation is proud of its brave sons and daughters.He was addressing the function of passing-out parade of third batch comprising 332 corporals of Counter Terrorism Force at Elite Police Training School, Bedian Road, here Saturday.The chief minister inspected the parade of corporals ...
Ishaq urges PTI to play positive role in politics ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar has urged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to opt for positive politics as it spoiled five months during sit-in at D-Chowk."PTI should play its due role for the development and prosperity of the country and masses instead of doing politics on non-issues like appreciating traders strike," he said while this talking to a news channel.He said positive politics is to point out real issues and think broader interest of the ...
Irfan urges Imran to forget past, look towards future ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Irfan Siddiqui on Friday said that after report of the Judicial Commission, it is now established that general elections 2013 were not rigged."It is not a time to ditch one another. So we should forget conflicts of the past," he said talking to a news channel.He said a committee of PML-N is trying to convince JUI-F and MQM to withdraw their resolutions regarding de-seating PTI ...
Saad advises Imran to stop criticising courts, opponents LAHORE: Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has advised Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf chairman Imran Khan to refrain from criticising courts and his opponents for his own failures.In a statement issued here on Friday, he said irresponsible, envious and arrogatory attitude of Imran Khan was not bearable.He added the PTI was targeting the PML-N time and again but the PML-N was trying to save the PTI from complete damage.The minister hoped Imran's politics of ego, stubbornness and conspiracy ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
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